ADT® Authorized Dealer Serving Entire Peoria Metro Area
Alexa mobile app
May 05, 2021

Control Your Peoria Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your Peoria home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your Peoria ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Peoria security system you can create an amazing upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to command your smart lights, set your locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into guard mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

Here’s how to link your Peoria security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice prompts enabled on your home security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can activate your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each security and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your Peoria security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in a singular place. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components and link them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Say When You Link Your Peoria Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just flipping on your smart lights or arming your alarm system. You might want to check the status of your camera or adjust a component to a custom scene. You may also command Alexa or Google to schedule your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my front door camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also set a routine in the Google or Alexa app that puts multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, arm your motion sensors, turn down the air, and turn off your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The components you can combine together in a custom scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Smart Devices From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Peoria security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa simpler if you get your devices from one place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- many times it’s easier to get all your security components configured at the same time.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a powerful, cohesive home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and create groups and routines, and know all your components will perform seamlessly on day one. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any added devices are entered to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT skill.

The Best Home Security System For Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa Is From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you’re looking for the best Peoria security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize the perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (309) 316-6084 or fill out the form below to begin.